Fly by the Stars

Satellites and other spacecraft use star cameras to image space and to determine which direction they are pointing.

This resource, suitable for upper secondary school students, looks in detail at the night sky, examining objects and orbital motion within the solar system. Constellations and the stories behind them are covered using Stellarium, a free and open-source planetarium application.

Students are challenged to develop solutions to authentic problems faced by space engineers and scientists, making use of the AstroPi sensor board and Raspberry Pi computer. The resource links to other files and resources across disciplines within the resource collection

This resource supports the Astro-Pi competition

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